Trump news today: Ex-president withdraws Mo Brooks’ endorsement, accuses Jan 6 congressman of ‘waking up’
Eric Trump says Putin could say Donald Trump was ‘a very strong person’
Donald Trump has withdrawn his endorsement of Alabama Congressman and Senate candidate Mo Brooks, citing his longtime ally’s ‘horrendous mistake’ of suggesting that Republicans must drop the claim that the election of 2020 were stolen.
Mr Trump accused the congressman of “waking up” in a lengthy statement this morning. He raised the possibility of withdrawing his endorsement in a recent interview, after which Mr. Brooks posted an ad bragging about his appearance at the rally outside the White House ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Meanwhile, after losing her libel case against Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels says she refused to follow a federal court order to pay the former president’s legal bills, promising to “go to jail” instead.
“I’ll go to jail before I pay a dime,” Ms Daniels wrote on Twitter.
And on another front, Mr Trump and his children Donald Jr and Ivanka have filed a lawsuit in their fight against the New York Attorney General’s attempt to depose them in a civil investigation into the Trump Organization. Their lawyers argued that a lower court erred in denying the Trumps’ request to have their subpoenas.
Trump’s Brooks statement, in perspective
While Donald Trump’s abandonment of Mo Brooks seems sudden, many point out that the statement he cited as the reason to turn against his longtime supporter is not recent. The ex-president is, more likely, walking away from the reality that another of his endorsers is struggling in a primary where he expected them to excel.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 23, 2022 12:45 p.m.
Trump withdraws Mo Brooks endorsement
Donald Trump has withdrawn his support for Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks in the state Senate race. After recently describing his longtime supporter as a ‘disappointment’ for suggesting Republicans should ‘stop’ campaigning by claiming the 2020 election was stolen, Mr Trump has now apparently been pushed too far.
Here is the full text of his statement, in which he accuses the congressman of making a “horrible mistake” and claims that Mr. Brooks’ remarks caused his poll numbers to plummet:
Andrew NaughtyMarch 23, 2022 12:13
Mark Meadows’ wife may have filed three fake voter registration documents
Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, who played a key role in spreading the false narrative that the 2020 election was stolen, is already under investigation over allegations he registered to vote at an address where he did not live. And now, according to Washington Postit emerged that Mr Meadows’ wife, Debra, allegedly filed up to three incorrect ballot papers.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 23, 2022 11:40 am
Voice | A place where Trump was right
The Independent‘s Sean O’Grady writes that for all he got wrong during his presidency, Donald Trump was right to call out Germany for becoming too dependent on Russian energy supplies. This accusation was dismissed by Angela Merkel and therefore, he writes, the Russian attack on Ukraine is proving more difficult to combat.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 23, 2022 10:54 a.m.
Kinzinger on Zelensky’s comments of Greene
Extremist MP Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has circulated various conspiracy theories surrounding the invasion of Ukraine, was recently filmed at a town hall event agreeing that Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian government are corrupt, and more precisely if she agreed with her colleague Madison Cawthorn, who has been widely condemned for calling Mr. Zelensky a “thug.”
Ms Greene said she agreed with Mr Cawthorn’s assessment. That in turn saw Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy slated to not stand up to Ms Greene over her remarks, as he repeatedly failed to do so.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 23, 2022 9:15 a.m.
ICYMI: Eric Trump ridiculed for trying to mock Biden
Eric Trump was quickly ridiculed after criticizing Joe Biden for taking a bike ride while spending the weekend at his beach house in Delaware amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“Here you have Biden on this beach cruiser with this ridiculous big reflector up front. It might as well have had a little horn on it,” Mr. Trump told Fox News on Monday, comparing the president to his father “giving speeches in front of F-35s, talking about how he is building the greatest military in the world. already seen”.
However, many social media users have noted that Donald Trump is often seen playing golf as president.
Namita SingMarch 23, 2022 08:39
Hillary Clinton tested positive for Covid-19
Hillary Clinton announced that she had tested positive for Covid-19 and had “mild cold symptoms” but was “feeling fine”. The former secretary of state said former President Bill Clinton tested negative.
Her husband is “quarantined until our household is completely cleared,” she announced on Twitter. “Movie recommendations appreciated!”
The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added that she was “more grateful than ever for the protection that vaccines can provide against serious illnesses” and encouraged Americans to get vaccinated.
Read the details of this report in Alex Woodward.
Namita SingMarch 23, 2022 06:53
Capitol riot suspect granted refugee status in Belarus
California resident Evan Neumann, 48, is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for his role in the January 6, 2021, uprising, when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill to oppose the election of Joe Biden as president.
Mr Neumann sold his house and left the United States after learning of the charges. He first fled to Ukraine, then walked through Belarus in August.
“US citizen Evan Neumann has been granted refugee status in Belarus,” the Belarusian state-run Belta news agency said in a tweet on Tuesday.
“The document was given to him today at the citizenship and migration service of the interior affairs directorate of the Brest regional executive committee.”
Read the details of this report in Sravasti Dasgupta.
Namita SingMarch 23, 2022 6:26 a.m.
US ends Trump-era tariffs on British steel
The United States and Britain ended a four-year dispute over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Tuesday by pledging to work together.
In a joint statement, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the deal would protect steel and aluminum companies — and their workers — in both countries, allowing allies to focus on what they call “China’s unfair trade practices”. ”
The Trump administration had imposed tariffs of 10% on aluminum and 25% on steel in March 2018 under Section 232 of the National Security Act to protect American producers from a flood of subsidized imports.
Namita SingMarch 23, 2022 6:15 a.m.
“Hanging out with Trump is awesome,” Kid Rock tells Tucker Carlson
Springing from his friendship with former President Donald Trump, American singer-songwriter Kid Rock told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that it was great to hang out and play golf with the former president.
Kid, born Robert James Ritchie, said after meeting Mr Trump at the White House and “we ended up becoming buddies”.
“Spend a lot of time [together] at the golf course now. It’s really weird getting phone calls from him and all that. It’s kind of mind blowing,” he told Carlson.
Spending time with Mr. Trump is “awesome, so much fun,” said Kid, whose new album Bad Reputation was released on Monday. “He just knows how to have fun. Doesn’t take it too seriously. He’s engaging.
Namita SingMarch 23, 2022 05:37